Once again, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Goldenvoice, and the City of Indio came together to sponsor a child whose wish was to attend the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.
The Indio Police Department gave these children and their families a behind-the-scenes tour of the festival grounds to show the magnitude of what it takes to put on this world-famous event. They toured the production areas, backstage of the main stage, the main camping area where 40,000 people stay for four days and nights, and the lakeside camping area by Lake Eldorado. They met with the regional SWAT Team and saw the vehicles and equipment that are used to keep festival goers safe each weekend. They also toured the beautiful Lake Medjool compound and were allowed access to the private area of Empire Polo Club owner Alex Haagen III.
The Make-a-Wish families were very thankful to Golenvoice and the City of Indio for showing them the behind-the-scenes at Coachella and the huge effort it takes to make this event run smoothly.